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The Great American Hypocrisy

An extremist hangs from the balcony of the Senate chambers.
January 6, 2021

This past fall, TikTok users had a fun time ruminating on the idea of storming Capitol Hill. These left-wing Generation Z teens created hour's worth of satirical content for how they might act if Joseph...

Marching On!

An overhead view of the band on their October 3rd spectacular performance.
December 3, 2020

Before the sun had reached the horizon, and the cold September wind blew icy through the air, the Ames High Marching Band students and directors (who would much rather still be in bed), reluctantly trudged...

Among Us: A Meteoric Rise

The cover art for Among Us
December 3, 2020

Desperate and afraid, a lone crewmate rushes to an emergency console. After he presses a large red button that sounds the alarm, sirens blare throughout the spaceship. Everyone onboard is alerted to the...

Tiktok: Is it worth the hype?

Tiktok: Is it worth the hype?
October 10, 2020

Fourteen missing assignments, fifteen new due dates, and two essays to write in the span of three days–the workload of a high school student. 165 unread emails and a big fat pile of dirty laundry scattered...

The New Ames High: What Have We Missed?

Image courtesy of the ACSD website
October 9, 2020

A lot of things have changed at Ames High since students last saw each other before spring break. With so many widespread global and national events happening over the past seven months, you’d be forgiven...

A Will to Play

(Photo taken by Olivia Sassman)
Junior Alexa Kopaska wears her mask as she prepares for a spike.
October 8, 2020

  Nearly 4 weeks ago on September 7th, students from around the Des Moines metro area gathered at Terrace Hill to raise their voice in protest. This gathering even brought in some of our very own...

Cafes in Ames: Study Review

The interior of Cafe Milo in west Ames.
December 16, 2019

Lockwood Cafe Located right outside of a neighborhood on the west side of Ames, the Lockwood Cafe is filled with great amounts of light and cool unique features. For only opening an indoor location recently,...

The Gallant Efforts of Girl Up

The 2019-2020 Girl Up Group
October 25, 2019

As we approach the end of the first quarter, we all can agree that being at school has gotten a bit monotonous. What better of keeping yourself occupied than joining Ames High Girl Up! Girl Up is an initiative...

Building Inclusivity: Seniors Becoming a Collective

The senior based student section at the UNI dome in Cedar Falls on Aug. 30.
October 25, 2019

We all know it’s coming. The end of an era, of everything we’ve known for 18 years of life.  The last year of high school. The last year of childhood. Where the people you’ve known: the people...

Alexa, Play Africa By Toto

The classroom in Uganda with the lyrics of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star written on the board.
October 25, 2019

Bare mango trees, empty, with unripe ones growing on top, are just out of reach. Long dirt roads are beaten down by the radiant African sun. Beautiful greenery, filled in every space you pass, is in every...

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